- Frank Robinson (psychologist and musician)
Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson, born 1940, is a
bluesand boogie-woogie pianist, singer, and psychologistfrom Detroit, Michigan. At an early age Robinson showed unusual gifts as a self-accompanist and interpreter of blues lyrics. As a child prodigy, he appeared with Count Basieon television, performed with Lionel Hamptonand played for President Harry S. Trumanat the White House. In 1946 he appeared in the Hollywood movie "No Leave, No Love" with Van Johnsonand Keenan Wynn. Robinson continued to tour Europeand America until the mid-1950s when he opted to pursue an academic career. He earned a Ph.D. in psychologyfrom the University of Michigan. Remaining in musical obscurity throughout the latter 20th century, he surfaced in the early 2000s, and has made a comeback with the help of the American Music Research Foundation.
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